A forthcoming report from the conservative organization Americans for Limited Government (ALG) details how President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) sent her children to a politically left-wing Jewish summer camp with Communist roots.
Obama nominated Erica Groshen to be the BLS commissioner in February, but this new report — obtained by The Daily Caller and set to be released on Thursday — reveals for the first time publicly that she sent her children to Camp Kinderland. The ALG report reveals how “Groshen and her husband are listed in the Kinderland Directory 2011-2012, which indicates that they sent children to the camp during the 1990s and 2000s.”
“Camp Kinderland was founded in the 1923 as a place for the children of radical Jewish activists,” the report continues.
According to New York University, some of the camp’s founders were “activists in the Communist Party,” and all “were associated with the left wing of the Workermen’s Circle.”
“From 1930 the camp operated under the auspices of a branch of the International Workers Order [IWO],” NYU researchers add.
The U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee and New York state investigated the camp for its communist ties in the 1950s — something the camp’s website calls “red baiting witch hunts.” The investigation prompted Camp Kinderland to make a “legal determination” that it was not a part of the IWO.
Camp Kinderland says on its website that since then, it “has remained to this day an independent entity run as a not for profit organization.”
But, on another part of its website, Kinderland says it “is true to the vision of its founders” — which, according to NYU, included members of the Communist Party.